THE PUBLIC REJECTS THE BIG LICK – TUPELO, MISSISSIPPI HORSE SHOW GOES BELLY UP – CHARITY WILL LOOK FOR OTHER AVENUES FOR FUNDRAISING

JACKSON, TN –  The Mid-South Horse Show Association is a bulwark of the Big Lick in West Tennessee.    It lost a key show when the management of Faith Haven Show in Tupelo, Mississippi announced it was canceling its show scheduled for May 3, 2014.

“Faith Haven is a shelter for abused and neglected children and serves counties throughout Northeast Mississippi. The walking horse show dedicated to supporting Faith Haven has been in existence for about 10 years.” (NE MS DAILY JOURNAL)

Three Big Lick “Mid-South”  venues also cancelled in 2013:

  • Guntown Lions Club,  Guntown, Mississippi
  • Dickson Bridle Club,  Dickson, Tennessee
  • Adamsville Horse Show,  Adamsville, Tennessee
  • Germantown Charity Horse Show, Germantown, Tennessee (Banned Big Lick)

Mid South Horse Show Association

“It is with deep regret that our board voted last night not to have our Faith Haven Show on May 3rd. I have grown up in the industry and have so enjoyed this show and the ones I have been able to attend.
With all the uncertainty in the industry and the expense for us to put on a show (and sponsorships dwindling) we will have to resort to something else for fundraising. It costs us close to $10,000 before we even have the show and we are not able to raise that much in sponsorships any longer. We cannot count on the entry count of the horses to help us with that expense as we have in the past mainly because there are fewer showing horses. We need 150 horses to have a decent show and we have not had that many in 3 years. We have had as many as 235 entries ““ really sad to watch.”

Mid-South Horse Show Association

Show Managers Calendar 2013
click on links to view classes for each show

Laurel Horse Show MS: March 2, 5pm
   Location:    Laurel Magnolia Center
   Manager:   Perry Taylor 601.466.3535
   Secretarty: Cindy Miles 601.498.7654
   Location:   Kirk Fordice Equine Center Jackson, MS
   Manager:   Dude Prestwood 601.954.3477
   Assist. Mgr: Melissa Fortenberry 601.209.7665
   June 28th – 6
   Location:    Jonesboro, AR
   Manager:    Mary Hooker 501.940.3839MWHA – Holly Springs, MS               Apr. 21 5:00pm
Location: Ag Center       Holly Spring, Ms
Manager: Suzie Frank   662.289.5333
Billy M Carey Memorial Walking Horse Show: * *
Jun15
Location:   Carroll Co. Civic Center
   Manager:   Madeline Walker 731.669.3900
   Secretarty: Nicole Kaklis 814.341.2629
   Location:   Chalmus Davenport Arena Humboldt, TN
   Manager:   Vicki Benjamin 731.824.1939
                                         cell – 731.694.5188
   Secretarty: Mary Key Roe
   Location:    Lee Co. Agri. Center Verona, MS
   Manager:   Jan Carnathan 662.401.4253
   Secretary:  Jane Douglas 662.231.8998
Nettleton Lions Club:   * *  June22 @5pm
   Location:   Jimmy D. Rogers Horse Show Arena, MS
   Manager:   Don Rogers 662.963.3100
                                   cell – 662.963.2341
   Secretarty: Nan Rogers 662.963.2341
   Location:   Germantown, TN
   Manager:    901-754-009
Savannah Lions Club: June 8th 6:30pm
   Location:   Hardin Co. Fairgrounds Savannah, TN
   Manager:   Neal Smith 731.925.2848
   Secretarty: Bobby Laden
   Location:   City Park Main St Guntown, MS
   Manager:   Doug Farley, Jr 662.891.0633
   Email: dfarley12@bellsouth.net
   Location:  Chester Co. Fair Grounds Henderson, TN
   Manager:   Neal Smith 731.989.4684
   Secretarty: Danny Tacker 731.983.0979
   Location:   Pugh Bourne Park Jackson, TN
   Manager:   Ann Coffman 731-803-1094
Secretarty: Cynthia Wright   731.293.8411
   Location:   Parker’s Crossroads City Park, TN
   Manager:   Leon Collins 731.968.0270
   Secretarty: Martha Stanfill 731.968.6432
   Location:   West Grab Creek Rd Dickson, TN
   Manager:   Danny Fussell 615.512.8902
   Secretarty:
   Location:   Adamsville Arena, Arena Lane Adamsville, TN
   Manager:
   Secretarty:
Heart of Dixie: October 5th
   Location:    trnettles@magnoliaepa.com
   Manager:
   Secretarty:
   Location:   Louisville Coliseum Louisville MS
   Manager:   Robert Higginbotham
                                            662-803-2017
Gum Tree Horse Show: * *  Oct 19
   Location:
   Manager:     Linda Butler   662-6801580
or   662-4014253
Delta Fall Classic: November 7-9th*
   Location:   Paul Battle Arena Tunica, MS
   Manager:    Mike Inman
It will be interesting to see how many of the Mid-South Horse Show Association shows will be able to answer the bell in 2014.
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One thought on “THE PUBLIC REJECTS THE BIG LICK – TUPELO, MISSISSIPPI HORSE SHOW GOES BELLY UP – CHARITY WILL LOOK FOR OTHER AVENUES FOR FUNDRAISING

  1. I can think of lots of new innovative classes that do not involve the Big Lick & soring that I am certain would create interest, encourage good horsemanship & promote the breed. What is wrong with these folks? Think outside the box. How come Parelli, Clinton Anderson, Monty Roberts, Julie Goodnights programs are full up? They do not hurt their horses & are partners with them. It will not not be easy changing public perception & instead of spending membership $$$$ on PR defending soring, make these people get creative on the history, natural talents of the TWH. Clue #1 The TWH is really a type of endurance horse, not meant to parade around an oval in platforms to corny organ music.

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